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By David Ricks, Paul Magdalino

This choice of commissioned essays goals to give an outline of a few of the various developments manifested by way of sleek Greek attitudes to Byzantium because the past due 18th-century Enlightenment. the purpose of the publication is to teach simply how formative perspectives of Byzantium were for contemporary Greek lifestyles and letters: for historiography and innovative literature and language, legislations, and the definition of a tradition. All Greek has been translated, and the quantity is geared toward Byzantinists and Neohellenists alike.

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E. they inspire in Dutch as well as in Latin]’;82 he similarly invokes one of the Muses at the beginning of each separate chapter of the Inleyding, and the treatise thus becomes a plea for the art of painting to be invested with the same social and intellectual status as that due to the writing of poetry. Van Hoogstraten’s Roomsche Paulina, ofte Bedrooge Kuisheyt (Roman Paulina; or, Chastity Deceived) is structured as a classical tragedy, in five acts (separated by choruses), dealing with an action that takes place in approximately a day and a night.

101 Most of the Inleyding’s philosophical borrowings are accompanied by references to the ancient Stoics, in particular to the works of Plutarch and Seneca. 102 One of the central views of this philosophy is that the rules of meaningful human behaviour are embedded in nature. The study of the natural world and that of ethics, Stoicism maintains, are closely related. 103 In discussing these views, it should be borne in mind that in the early modern period, ‘philosophy’ always had a practical component, in contrast to modern academic philosophy that increasingly developed into an autonomous intellectual discipline.

For the early modern period, it is not always possible to distinguish rigidly between the lines of argument that are denoted by these terms. 105 It would certainly be a misconception to assume that Van Hoogstraten distinguishes clearly between different philosophical views in his treatise, which combines many, frequently logically contradictory, points of view. indd 40 09-10-2008 17:05:58 Lipsius, and Aristotelianism to the ideas on perception laid down in Aristotle’s De anima. We shall be using the term ‘Platonism’ (and ‘Neoplatonism’) mainly in relation to the denunciation in Plato’s Republic of an art focusing purely on outward forms, and the converse – that an art capable of penetrating to what lies behind these outward forms would be of value.

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